QUANTITY OF DNA.........

Genetics as it applies to evolution, molecular biology, and medical aspects.

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Post by b_d_41501 » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:02 pm

I definitely agree with Mystery on this one.
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Post by Daniel Tillett » Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:24 am

One thing that birds have that mammals don't have is DNA in their red blood cells. This means that birds probably do have on average more DNA (in weigth that is) than mammals do :)

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Post by Chris4 » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:20 am

Daniel Tillett wrote:One thing that birds have that mammals don't have is DNA in their red blood cells. This means that birds probably do have on average more DNA (in weigth that is) than mammals do :)


But, a human (or most other mammals) is a lot bigger than a bird. :idea:
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Post by Daniel Tillett » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:22 am

I should have mentioned my estimate is based on DNA per kg of body weight. The difference is probably even more than this because birds have much lighter skeletons than mammals do at the same body weight.

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:32 pm

That is it if you take into consideration the whole number of DNA in the animal. Generally the length of the DNA molecule is used when you say more or less DNA
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